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No hope for justice for Hathras victim till UP CM resigns: Bhim Army chief

There is no hope for justice for the 19-year-old woman who died after being allegedly gang-raped and assaulted in Hathras till UP CM Adityanath resigns and SC takes cognisance of the issue, he said

Bhim Army | Yogi Adityanath | Uttar Pradesh

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad with the father of Hathras rape victim, leave in a car from Safdarjung hospital, in New Delhi

There is no hope for justice for the 19-year-old woman who died after being allegedly gang-raped and assaulted in Hathras till Chief Minister resigns and the Supreme Court takes cognisance of the issue, chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad said on Friday.

Azad, who was at the protest site in Jantar Mantar to demand justice for the Dalit woman, asserted that he will go to Hathras and the struggle will continue.

"The Hathras victim cannot get justice till UP CM resigns and the Supreme Court takes cognisance of the issue. These kind of culprits should be punished as soon as possible so that others get scared before committing such crimes," he said, addressing the protesters.

"We will go to Hathras and till the time the matter doesn't come to Delhi, there is no chance of getting justice," Azad added.

Civil society activists, students, women and leaders from the Aam Aadmi Party and the Left parties gathered at the Jantar Mantar on Friday evening to voice their protest against the Hathras incident.

The protest was initially supposed to be held at the India Gate, but was later shifted to Jantar Mantar owing to prohibitory orders in place in the Rajpath area.

People gathered at the site wearing masks and raising slogans demanding resignation of the chief minister and justice for the victim.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Fri, October 02 2020. 20:47 IST